Solitary choroidal metastasis from atypical carcinoid of the lung detected by 68Ga DOTATATE PET/CT

Cristian Rapicetta, Francesco Falco, Massimo Roncali, Giorgio Treglia, Cristiano Carbonelli, Massimiliano Paci, Silvia Marchi, Filippo Lococo

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A 71-year-old woman with a history of surgically treated bronchial atypical carcinoid underwent 68Ga DOTATATE PET/CT for restaging. Somatostatin receptor PET/CT revealed a focal area of mild radiopharmaceutical uptake corresponding to a thickening of the right choroid. No other areas of abnormal tracer uptake were detected in the rest of the body. Based on these PET/CT findings, the patient underwent examination of fundus oculi, MRI, and fluoroangiography, which confirmed the presence of a choroidal lesion interpreted as solitary choroidal metastasis of neuroendocrine tumor. Subsequently, the patient was referred for brachytherapy with radical intent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e319-e320
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 25 2015


  • choroid
  • metastasis
  • neuroendocrine tumor
  • PET/CT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Medicine(all)


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